Singer Prince has filed a lawsuit against a California collections agency.

The Purple Rain hitmaker claims chiefs at Capital Asset Protection (Cap) withdrew $166,228 (£103,893) from his bank account in June (12) to settle his debt owed to a music production company relating to a 2011 lawsuit.

But Prince alleges a judge reversed the decision and cleared him of any wrongdoing last October (11).

The 54 year old filed legal papers at the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday (18Oct12) and is asking that he be paid back in full, plus interest, according to